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Individual Membership

Individual membership provides benefits to a person who is either an employee of a government agency, a private facility, or a student or faculty member at an institution of higher education. Individual membership allows those whose organizations have not yet decided to join DBIA, as an Industry Partner, to serve as their organization’s design-build champion, leading the way for others.

Individual membership are characterized as Owners, Practitioners, Consultants/Owner Representatives, Young Professionals, Students, Faculty, or Additional Contacts

There are five types of individual members:

Owner | Dues: $99
Owners decide what gets built, when it gets built and how it gets built. They are the organizations (or individuals who work for those organizations) that control the design and construction processes. This does NOT include firms and/or people that provide design and construction services such as contractors, A/E firms, architects, etc.
Examples include: Real Estate Developer; Private Facility Owner; Academic Institution; Government Agency (Federal, Local/City, State, Military); Non-Profit Association
Practitioner/Consultant | Dues: $379
Individuals performing design and/or construction services for owners, such as consultant owner representative, and are typically employed by AE/EA firms, general or specialty contractors, manufacturers/suppliers, etc.
Individuals who are 35 years of age or younger. They may be owners, practitioners, consultants/owner representatives, academic faculty, etc.
Student | Dues: $45
Individuals who study full-time (12 or more credit hours) at an accredited college or university. Students are encouraged to join or establish a local student chapter.

Academia | Dues: $99
Individuals who work for a college or university. Faculty members are encouraged to establish a local student chapter.
Retired Member | Dues: $45
Individuals who have retired from their profession who wish to continue their contact with the design-build industry. Additional qualifications described here.

Additional Contact | Dues: $249
Additional contacts come from organizations that have already joined DBIA as an industry partner.  Industry partners that fill their allocated number of free contacts may add additional contacts at an additional cost.
Questions? Please contact:
(202) 682-0110